Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara Recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® as a 2022 “Best Law Firm”

Rhode Island – November 4, 2021 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) announced today that it has been named to the 2022 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for 16 practice areas in Rhode Island and Boston, Massachusetts. This marks the 12th consecutive year PLDO has received the designation in Rhode Island for its professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.

The practice areas cited for legal excellence in Metropolitan Tier 1/Rhode Island include Employment Law – Management; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Government Relations Practice; Labor Law – Management; Nonprofit/Charities Law, Litigation – Labor & Employment, and Securities/Capital Markets Law. Practice areas recognized in the Tier 2 designation in Rhode Island include Administrative/Regulatory Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Criminal Defense: General Practice; Health Care Law; Mediation, and Mergers & Acquisitions Law.  Tier 3 practices include Health Care Law (Boston, MA) and Criminal Defense: White-Collar. Achieving a tiered ranking in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise, and reflects the highest level of respect a firm can earn among other leading lawyers and clients from the same communities and practice areas.

Inclusion in the 2022 “Best Law Firm” in America list is in addition to 10 of our lawyers being recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in Rhode Island and Boston as “Best Lawyers” or Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch. Of the recognized attorneys, two PLDO principals, Gary R. Pannone and William E. O’Gara, were named Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Rhode Island. Attorney Pannone was selected for his business practice and Attorney O’Gara for his employment law practice. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan location is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

Founded in 2006, PLDO is a leading, full-service law firm that is committed to bringing entrepreneurial business principles to the practice of law. PLDO attorneys are innovators and collaborators with a record of achievement representing clients with the highest level of legal services in a wide range of disciplines and industries. The firm’s team approach, extensive knowledge and depth of experience enables our attorneys to identify the core issues in client matters and effectively apply the right resources to resolve issues. PLDO’s success is rooted in its cutting-edge approach to modern legal representation, commitment to team work and providing superior service for clients built on respect, responsiveness and cost-efficiency that results in long-lasting relationships. The firm’s primary areas of practice include administrative law, corporate and business law, employment law, special masterships, civil litigation, real estate development, commercial lending, municipal law, nonprofit law, data protection and cyber law, health care law, white collar defense, estate planning, probate administration and trust litigation. PLDO has offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Florida.

To contact our attorneys, call 401-824-5100, and to learn more about PLDO, visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

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